Information for Osteospermum ecklonis

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 1861
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:9
Type of plant - annual or perennial, depending on climate
Flower: WHITE, PURPLE centre - under, ~ 7cm. daisies, July - October
Foliage: lin.-obl., to 10cm., glossy
Height in meters: 0.75
Parts of Osteospermum ecklonis are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Osteospermum ecklonis: Dimorphotheca ecklonis, 

Common names for Osteospermum ecklonis: Cape Daisy,  Jakkalskos,  Sailor Boy Daisy,  Star of the Veldt,  Van Staden's Daisy,  Vanstaden's River Daisy, 

Osteospermum ecklonis is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
1:   Stock list
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
37:   South African Native and Introduced Plants
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
53:   Bedding Plant Seed List
57:   Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
246:  Asteraceae
698:   First Year Flowering Perennials
708:  Compositae
952:   Wholesale Selection

Germination guide
Osteospermum ecklonis seeds will usually germinate in 10-15 days. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow seeds about 1mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 17C.

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